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    Jan in OC
    Participant

    Questions….How hard is it to get into MD Anderson? Any doctor recommendations?  We are being told that we are out of options where we are and want to get the best chance of survival, so are seriously considering a move to a great melanoma center (according to a lot of you, MD is one of the best).  Any advice, comments would be appreciated.  My husband is stage 4 with mets throughout his body and brain, and has not responded to interferon, braf,  ipi, etc.  We need to make a decision asap.  As a lot of you know, waiting is killer!!!

    Thanks

    Questions….How hard is it to get into MD Anderson? Any doctor recommendations?  We are being told that we are out of options where we are and want to get the best chance of survival, so are seriously considering a move to a great melanoma center (according to a lot of you, MD is one of the best).  Any advice, comments would be appreciated.  My husband is stage 4 with mets throughout his body and brain, and has not responded to interferon, braf,  ipi, etc.  We need to make a decision asap.  As a lot of you know, waiting is killer!!!

    Thanks

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      MichaelFL
      Participant

      Yes, according to polls, and many here MD Anderson is (if not the best), one of the best. Matter of opinion, I guess.

      Maybe this will help you.

      http://www.mdanderson.org/patient-and-cancer-information/care-centers-and-clinics/care-centers/melanoma-skin/index.html

      On the page you will find the following:

      New Patients

      Please complete the Patient Self-Referral form. You will be contacted by a Referral Specialist to collect the additional information required for confirming your appointment. 

      Physicians

      Please complete the Physician Referral form. A Referral Specialist will contact your office for additional information and then contact your patient to confirm the appointment.

       

      (me typing again) Also, there are many melanoma centers of excellence located in many states, not just Texas. So depending on where you live (you do not say if you are in TX) you could pick one that is closer.

      Here is a list:

      ALABAMA

      UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center
      University of Alabama at Birmingham
      1824 Sixth Avenue South, Room 237
      Birmingham, Alabama 35293-3300
      (205) 934-5077

      ARIZONA

      Arizona Cancer Center
      The University of Arizona
      1515 North Campbell Avenue
      Post Office Box 245024
      Tucson, AZ 85724
      (520) 694-CURE (New Patient Registration Line)
      (520) 626-7925 (Main Number and General Information)

      The Mayo Clinic
      13400 East Shea Blvd
      Scottsdale, AZ 85259
      (480) 301-8000

      CALIFORNIA

      The Angeles Clinic
      11818 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 200
      Los Angeles, CA  90029
      (310) 231-2121
      Dr. Steven O'Day and Omid Hamid, MD

      City of Hope Cancer Center and Beckman Research Institute

      1500 East Duarte Road
      Duarte, CA 91010-3000
      (626) 359-8111
      (800) 826-4673
       
      Northern California Melanoma Center
      Saint Mary's Medical Center
      450 Stanyan St.
      San Francisco, CA 94117-1079
      415-750-5660
      [email protected]

      Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital
      1441 Eastlake Avenue
      Los Angeles, CA 90033-0804
      (323) 865-3000
      (800) 872-2273

      Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
      University of California at Irvine Building 23
      Route 81 101
      The City Dr. Orange, CA 92868
      (714) 456-8200
      Dr. Ronald Barr Johnson

      John Wayne Cancer Institute
      200 Santa Monica Blvd.
      Santa Monica, CA 90404-2301
      (800) 262-6259
      Donald Morton, MD

      UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center
      8-684 Factor Building
      Box 951781
      Los Angeles, CA 90095-1781
      (888) 662-8252
      Dr, Antoni Ribas

      University of California, San Diego Cancer Center
      9500 Gilman Drive
      La Jolla, CA 92093-0658
      (858) 534-7600
      (619) 543-3456
      (866) 558-7933
      Dr. Constance Naqi

      The Burnham Institute Cancer Center
      10901 North Torrey Pines Road
      La Jolla, California 92037
      (858) 646-3100

      University of California, San Francisco Comprehensive Center
      Box 0128
      UCSF 2340 Sutter Street
      San Francisco, CA 94143-0128
      (415) 476-2201 (General Information)
      (800) 888-8664 (Cancer Referral Line)
      Richard Sagebiel, MD

      Salk Institute Cancer Center
      10010 North Torrey Pines Road
      La Jolla, California 92037
      (858) 453-4100 X1386

      UC Davis Cancer Center
      University of California, Davis
      4501 X Street, Suite 3003
      Sacramento, California 95817
      (916) 734-5800

      California Pacific Medical Center Melanoma Program
      2340 Clay St., 2nd Floor
      San Francisco, CA 94115
      415-600-3800

      COLORADO

      University of Colorado Cancer Center
      Box F-704
      1665 North Ursula St.
      Aurora, CO 80010
      (720) 848-0300
      (800) 473-2288 (Cancer Referral Line)

      CONNECTICUT

      Yale University Comprehensive Cancer Center
      333 Cedar Street
      Box 208028
      New Haven CT 06520
      (203) 785-4371 (cancer center)
      (203) 785-4632 (dermatology)
      1-877-YALEMDS
      Dr. David Leffell, Director, Dermatology
      Dr. Harriet Kluger, Dr. Vince DeVita, Oncolgy

      DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

      The Melanoma Center at the Washington Cancer Institute
      Washington Hospital Center
      110 Irving Street, NW
      Washington, DC 20005
      (202) 877-2551
      Suraj Venna, MD., Dermato-oncology 
        

      FLORIDA

      H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
      at the University of South Florida
      12902 Magnolia Drive, MCC-CEO
      Tampa, Florida 33612-9497
      (813) 615-4261
      Dr. Vernon Sondak

      Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
      UM/Sylvester
      1475 N.W. 12th Avenue
      Miami FL 33136
      (305) 243-1000
      (800) 545-2292
      Dr. Elgart

      Lakeland Regional Cancer Center
      3525 Lakeland Hills Blvd.
      P.O. Box 91507
      Lakeland FL 33804-1057
      (863) 603-6565
      (866)823-4405
      Dr. Douglas Reintgen, MD

      GEORGIA

      Winship Cancer Institute at Emory University
      1365-C Clifton Rd., NE
      Atlanta, GA 30322
      (888) WINSHIP (1-888-946-7447)

      HAWAII

      Cancer Research Center of Hawaii
      University of Hawaii at Manoa
      1236 Lauhala Street
      Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
      (808) 586-3013
      Carl-Wilhelm Vogel, M.D., Ph.D., Director

      ILLINOIS

      University of Chicago Cancer Research Center
      5841 South Maryland Avenue, MC 2115
      Chicago, Illinois 60637-1470
      (773) 702-6180
      Michelle Le Beau, Ph.D., Director

      Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center
      of Northwestern University
      676 N. Saint Clair St.
      Suite 1200
      Chicago, Illinois 60611
      (312) 908-5250
      Steven T. Rosen, M.D., Director

      INDIANA

      Indiana University Cancer Center
      Indiana Cancer Pavilion
      535 Barnhill Drive, Room 455
      Indianapolis, Indiana 46202-5289
      (317) 278-0070
      Stephen D. Williams, M.D., Director

      Purdue University Cancer Center
      Hansen Life Sciences Research Building
      South University Street
      West Lafayette, Indiana 47907-1524
      (765) 494-9129
      Richard F. Borch, M.D., Ph.D., Director

      IOWA

      Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center
      The University of Iowa
      5970 "Z" JPP
      200 Hawkins Drive
      Iowa City, Iowa 52242
      (319) 353-8620
      George J. Weiner, M.D., Director

      MAINE

      The Jackson Laboratory
      600 Main Street
      Bar Harbor, Maine 04609-0800
      (207) 288-6041
      Richard P. Woychik, Ph.D., Director

      MARYLAND

      The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
      at Johns Hopkins
      401 North Broadway
      The Weinberg Building, Suite 1100
      Baltimore, Maryland 21231
      (410) 955-8822
      Martin D. Abeloff, M.D., Director
      Rhoda Alani, M.D.(Dermatology)
      Charles Balch, M.D.(surgical oncology)

      MASSACHUSETTS

      Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center
      Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
      44 Binney Street, Rm. 1628
      Boston, Massachusetts 02115
      (617) 632-4266
      Edward J. Benz, Jr., M.D.
      Rhoda Alani, M.D.(Dermatology)

      Center for Cancer Research
      Massachusetts Institute of Technology
      77 Massachusetts Avenue, Room E17-110
      Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139-4307
      (617) 253-8511
      Tyler Jacks, Ph.D., Director

      MICHIGAN

      Comprehensive Cancer Center
      University of Michigan
      6302 CGC/0942
      1500 East Medical Center Drive
      Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-0942
      (734) 936-1831
      Max S. Wicha, M.D., Director

      Karmanos Cancer Institute
      4100 John R, Detroit, Michigan 48201
      (800) KARMANOS (1-800-527-6266)
      Questions and Comments: [email protected]
      Wayne State University
      4100 John R
      Detroit, Michigan 48201
      John C. Ruckdeschel, M.D., Director

      MINNESOTA

      University of Minnesota Cancer Center
      MMC 806, 420 Delaware Street, S.E.
      Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455
      (612) 624-8484
      John H. Kersey, M.D., Director
      Bruce Peterson, MD

      Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
      Mayo Clinic Rochester
      200 First Street, S.W.
      Rochester, Minnesota 55905 
      (507) 284-3753
      Franklyn G. Prendergast, M.D., Ph.D., Director
      Bruce Peterson, MD

      MISSOURI

      Ellis Fischel Cancer Center
      University of Missouri Health Care
      115 Business Loop 70 W
      Columbia, MO 65203
      (573) 882-2100
      Charles W. Caldwell, M.D., Medical Director

      Siteman Cancer Center
      Washington University School of Medicine
      660 South Euclid Avenue, Campus Box 8109
      St. Louis, Missouri 63110 
      (314) 362-8020
      Timothy J. Eberlein, M.D., Director

      NEBRASKA

      University of Nebraska Medical Center
      Eppley Cancer Center
      600 South 42nd Street
      Omaha, Nebraska 68198-6805 
      (402) 559-4238
      Kenneth H. Cowan, M.D., Ph.D., Director

      NEW HAMPSHIRE

      Norris Cotton Cancer Center
      Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
      One Medical Center Drive, Hinman Box 7920
      Lebanon, New Hampshire 03756-0001
      (603) 653-9000
      Mark A. Israel, M.D., Director
      Melanoma Clinical Oncology Group
      Marc Ernstoff, M.D.

      NEW JERSEY

      The Cancer Institute of New Jersey
      Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
      Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
      195 Little Albany Street, Room 2002B
      New Brunswick, New Jersey 08903
      (732) 235-8064
      William N. Hait, M.D., Ph.D., Director

      The Cancer Center at the Hackensack University Medical Center
      Hackensack University Medical Plaza
      20 Prospect Ave., Suite 400
      Hackensack, NJ 07601
      (201) 996-5800
      Andrew Pecora, M.D., Chief Hem. Onc.

      NEW MEXICO

      UNM Cancer Research & Treatment Center
      MSC 08 4630
      1 University of New Mexico
      2325 Camino de Salud, NE
      Albuquerque, NM 87131
      (505) 272-5622
      Cheryl L. Willman, M.D., Director

      NEW YORK

      Cancer Research Center
      Albert Einstein College of Medicine
      Chanin Building, Room 209
      1300 Morris Park Avenue
      Bronx, New York 10461
      (718) 430-2302
      David Goldman, M.D., Director

      Roswell Park Cancer Institute
      Elm & Carlton Streets
      Buffalo, New York 14263-0001
      (716) 845-5772
      David C. Hohn, M.D., President & CEO
      Nathalie Zeitouni, MD (Dermatology)

      Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
      P.O. Box 100
      Cold Spring Harbor, New York 11724
      (516) 367-8383
      Bruce W. Stillman, Ph.D., Director

      NYU Cancer Institute
      New York University Medical Center
      550 First Avenue
      New York, New York 10016
      (212) 263-8950
      Steven J. Burakoff, M.D., Director

      Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
      1275 York Avenue
      New York, New York 10021
      (212) 639-2000 or (800) 525-2225
      Harold E. Varmus, M.D., President & CEO
      Allan Halpern, MD, Chief, Dermatology

      Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center
      Columbia University Medical Center
      1130 St. Nicholas Avenue
      11Suite 201
      New York, New York 10032
      (212) 851-4680
      Riccardo Dalla-Favera, M.D., Director

      James P. Wilmot Cancer Center
      University of Rochester Medical Center
      601 Elmwood Ave. Box 704
      Rochester NY 14642
      (866) 4-WILMOT
      (585) 275-5830

      Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center
      New York-Presbyterian Hospital
      161 Fort Washington Avenue
      11th Floor, Room 1153, New York, NY 10032
      (877) 697-9355 (1-877-NYP-WELL)
      (800) 227-2762 (Physician Referral)

      NORTH CAROLINA

      UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
      University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
      School of Medicine, CB-7295
      102 West Drive
      Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599-7295
      (919) 966-3036 Research
      Melanoma Program: 919-966-9164
      H. Shelton Earp, M.D.

      Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center
      Duke University Medical Center
      Box 3843
      Durham, North Carolina 27710
      (919) 684-5613
      H. Kim Lyerly, M.D., Director
      Dr. Michael Morse

      Comprehensive Cancer Center
      Wake Forest University
      Medical Center Boulevard
      Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27157-1082
      (336) 716-7971
      Frank M. Torti, M.D., Director

      Blumenthal Cancer Center
      1000 Blythe Blvd.
      Charlotte, NC 28203
      (704) 355-2884

      OHIO

      Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
      Case Western Reserve University
      11100 Euclid Ave., Wearn 151
      Cleveland, Ohio 44106-5065
      (216) 844-8562
      Stanton L. Gerson, M.D., Director

      Comprehensive Cancer Center
      Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital &
      Richard J. Solove Research Institute
      Ohio State University
      A458 Starling Loving Hall
      320 West 10th Avenue
      Columbus, Ohio 43210
      (614) 293-7521
      Michael A. Caligiuri, M.D., Director
      William Carson, M.D. Surgical Oncologist/Melanoma

      OREGON

      OHSU Cancer Institute
      Oregon Health & Science University
      3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Rd., CR145
      Portland, Oregon 97201-3098
      (503) 494-1617
      Grover C. Bagby, Jr., M.D., Director

      PENNSYLVANIA

      Abramson Cancer Center
      University of Pennsylvania
      16th Floor Penn Tower
      3400 Spruce Street
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-4283
      (215) 662-6065
      John H. Glick, M.D., Director
      DuPont Guerry, M.D., Oncology/Hematology

      The Wistar Institute
      3601 Spruce Street
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-4268
      (215) 898-3926
      Russel E. Kaufman, M.D., Director

      Fox Chase Cancer Center
      7701 Burholme Avenue
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19111
      (215) 728-2781
      Robert C. Young, M.D., President
      Stuart Lessin, M.D., Director of Dermatology

      Kimmel Cancer Center
      Thomas Jefferson University
      233 South 10th Street
      BLSB, Room 1050
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107-5799
      (215) 503-4645
      Renato Baserga, M.D., Director
      David Berd, M.D.

      University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute
      UPMC Cancer Pavilion
      5150 Centre Avenue, Suite 500
      Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15232
      (412) 623-3205
      Ronald B. Herberman, M.D., Director
      Sanjiv Agarwala, MD,
      John Kirkwood, MD

      St. Lukes Cancer Center
      Bethlehem, PA
      (866) 785-8537
      Dr. Lee Riley, Surgical Oncologist

      TENNESSEE

      St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
      332 North Lauderdale
      Memphis, Tennessee 38105-2794
      (901) 495-3982
      Michael B. Kastan, M.D., Ph.D., Director

      Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
      Vanderbilt University
      691 Preston Research Building
      Nashville, Tennessee 37232-6838
      (615) 936-1782
      Raymond N. DuBois, M.D., Ph.D., Director

      Drew-Meharry-Morehouse Consortium Cancer Center
      1005 D.B. Todd Blvd.
      Nashville, TN 37208
      (615) 327-6315

      TEXAS

      M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
      University of Texas
      1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Box 91
      Houston, Texas 77030
      (713) 792-2121
      John Mendelsohn, M.D., President

      San Antonio Cancer Institute
      University of Texas Health Science Center
      at San Antonio
      7703 Floyd Curl Drive, MSC 7772
      San Antonio, Texas 78229-3900
      (210) 567-2710
      Thomas J. Slaga, Ph.D., Interim Director

      University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
      5323 Harry Hines Blvd.
      Dallas, TX 75390
      (214) 648-3111
      (214) 648-7070

      UTAH

      Huntsman Cancer Institute
      University of Utah
      2000 Circle of Hope
      Salt Lake City, Utah 84112-5550
      (801) 585-3281
      Randall W. Burt, M.D., Interim Director

      VERMONT

      Vermont Cancer Center
      University of Vermont
      149 Beaumont Ave., HRSF326
      Burlington, Vermont 05405
      (802) 656-4414
      David W. Yandell, Sc.D., Director

      VIRGINIA

      Cancer Center
      University of Virginia, Health Sciences Center
      Jefferson Park Ave., Room 617E
      Charlottesville, Virginia 22908
      (434) 243-9926
      Michael J. Weber, Ph.D., Director
      John Hendrix, MD
      Kenneth Greer, MD

      Massey Cancer Center
      Virginia Commonwealth University
      P.O. Box 980037
      Richmond, Virginia 23298-0037
      (804) 828-0450
      Gordon D. Ginder, M.D.
      Professor of Medicine & Director
      John Roberts, MD, Oncology

      WASHINGTON

      Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
      P.O. Box 19024, D1-060
      Seattle, Washington 98109-1024
      (206) 667-4305
      Leland H. Hartwell, Ph.D., President & Director
      John Thompson, M.D. Oncology

      Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
      825 Eastlake Ave East
      P.O. Box 19023
      Seattle, WA 98109-1023
      (206) 288-SCCA
      David R. Byrd, M.D., Co-Director, Melanoma Clinic

      WISCONSIN

      Comprehensive Cancer Center
      University of Wisconsin
      600 Highland Ave., Rm. K4/610
      Madison, Wisconsin 53792-0001
      (608) 263-8610
      George Wilding, M.D., Director

      Source National Cancer Institute

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      MichaelFL
      Participant

      Yes, according to polls, and many here MD Anderson is (if not the best), one of the best. Matter of opinion, I guess.

      Maybe this will help you.

      http://www.mdanderson.org/patient-and-cancer-information/care-centers-and-clinics/care-centers/melanoma-skin/index.html

      On the page you will find the following:

      New Patients

      Please complete the Patient Self-Referral form. You will be contacted by a Referral Specialist to collect the additional information required for confirming your appointment. 

      Physicians

      Please complete the Physician Referral form. A Referral Specialist will contact your office for additional information and then contact your patient to confirm the appointment.

       

      (me typing again) Also, there are many melanoma centers of excellence located in many states, not just Texas. So depending on where you live (you do not say if you are in TX) you could pick one that is closer.

      Here is a list:

      ALABAMA

      UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center
      University of Alabama at Birmingham
      1824 Sixth Avenue South, Room 237
      Birmingham, Alabama 35293-3300
      (205) 934-5077

      ARIZONA

      Arizona Cancer Center
      The University of Arizona
      1515 North Campbell Avenue
      Post Office Box 245024
      Tucson, AZ 85724
      (520) 694-CURE (New Patient Registration Line)
      (520) 626-7925 (Main Number and General Information)

      The Mayo Clinic
      13400 East Shea Blvd
      Scottsdale, AZ 85259
      (480) 301-8000

      CALIFORNIA

      The Angeles Clinic
      11818 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 200
      Los Angeles, CA  90029
      (310) 231-2121
      Dr. Steven O'Day and Omid Hamid, MD

      City of Hope Cancer Center and Beckman Research Institute

      1500 East Duarte Road
      Duarte, CA 91010-3000
      (626) 359-8111
      (800) 826-4673
       
      Northern California Melanoma Center
      Saint Mary's Medical Center
      450 Stanyan St.
      San Francisco, CA 94117-1079
      415-750-5660
      [email protected]

      Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital
      1441 Eastlake Avenue
      Los Angeles, CA 90033-0804
      (323) 865-3000
      (800) 872-2273

      Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
      University of California at Irvine Building 23
      Route 81 101
      The City Dr. Orange, CA 92868
      (714) 456-8200
      Dr. Ronald Barr Johnson

      John Wayne Cancer Institute
      200 Santa Monica Blvd.
      Santa Monica, CA 90404-2301
      (800) 262-6259
      Donald Morton, MD

      UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center
      8-684 Factor Building
      Box 951781
      Los Angeles, CA 90095-1781
      (888) 662-8252
      Dr, Antoni Ribas

      University of California, San Diego Cancer Center
      9500 Gilman Drive
      La Jolla, CA 92093-0658
      (858) 534-7600
      (619) 543-3456
      (866) 558-7933
      Dr. Constance Naqi

      The Burnham Institute Cancer Center
      10901 North Torrey Pines Road
      La Jolla, California 92037
      (858) 646-3100

      University of California, San Francisco Comprehensive Center
      Box 0128
      UCSF 2340 Sutter Street
      San Francisco, CA 94143-0128
      (415) 476-2201 (General Information)
      (800) 888-8664 (Cancer Referral Line)
      Richard Sagebiel, MD

      Salk Institute Cancer Center
      10010 North Torrey Pines Road
      La Jolla, California 92037
      (858) 453-4100 X1386

      UC Davis Cancer Center
      University of California, Davis
      4501 X Street, Suite 3003
      Sacramento, California 95817
      (916) 734-5800

      California Pacific Medical Center Melanoma Program
      2340 Clay St., 2nd Floor
      San Francisco, CA 94115
      415-600-3800

      COLORADO

      University of Colorado Cancer Center
      Box F-704
      1665 North Ursula St.
      Aurora, CO 80010
      (720) 848-0300
      (800) 473-2288 (Cancer Referral Line)

      CONNECTICUT

      Yale University Comprehensive Cancer Center
      333 Cedar Street
      Box 208028
      New Haven CT 06520
      (203) 785-4371 (cancer center)
      (203) 785-4632 (dermatology)
      1-877-YALEMDS
      Dr. David Leffell, Director, Dermatology
      Dr. Harriet Kluger, Dr. Vince DeVita, Oncolgy

      DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

      The Melanoma Center at the Washington Cancer Institute
      Washington Hospital Center
      110 Irving Street, NW
      Washington, DC 20005
      (202) 877-2551
      Suraj Venna, MD., Dermato-oncology 
        

      FLORIDA

      H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
      at the University of South Florida
      12902 Magnolia Drive, MCC-CEO
      Tampa, Florida 33612-9497
      (813) 615-4261
      Dr. Vernon Sondak

      Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
      UM/Sylvester
      1475 N.W. 12th Avenue
      Miami FL 33136
      (305) 243-1000
      (800) 545-2292
      Dr. Elgart

      Lakeland Regional Cancer Center
      3525 Lakeland Hills Blvd.
      P.O. Box 91507
      Lakeland FL 33804-1057
      (863) 603-6565
      (866)823-4405
      Dr. Douglas Reintgen, MD

      GEORGIA

      Winship Cancer Institute at Emory University
      1365-C Clifton Rd., NE
      Atlanta, GA 30322
      (888) WINSHIP (1-888-946-7447)

      HAWAII

      Cancer Research Center of Hawaii
      University of Hawaii at Manoa
      1236 Lauhala Street
      Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
      (808) 586-3013
      Carl-Wilhelm Vogel, M.D., Ph.D., Director

      ILLINOIS

      University of Chicago Cancer Research Center
      5841 South Maryland Avenue, MC 2115
      Chicago, Illinois 60637-1470
      (773) 702-6180
      Michelle Le Beau, Ph.D., Director

      Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center
      of Northwestern University
      676 N. Saint Clair St.
      Suite 1200
      Chicago, Illinois 60611
      (312) 908-5250
      Steven T. Rosen, M.D., Director

      INDIANA

      Indiana University Cancer Center
      Indiana Cancer Pavilion
      535 Barnhill Drive, Room 455
      Indianapolis, Indiana 46202-5289
      (317) 278-0070
      Stephen D. Williams, M.D., Director

      Purdue University Cancer Center
      Hansen Life Sciences Research Building
      South University Street
      West Lafayette, Indiana 47907-1524
      (765) 494-9129
      Richard F. Borch, M.D., Ph.D., Director

      IOWA

      Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center
      The University of Iowa
      5970 "Z" JPP
      200 Hawkins Drive
      Iowa City, Iowa 52242
      (319) 353-8620
      George J. Weiner, M.D., Director

      MAINE

      The Jackson Laboratory
      600 Main Street
      Bar Harbor, Maine 04609-0800
      (207) 288-6041
      Richard P. Woychik, Ph.D., Director

      MARYLAND

      The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
      at Johns Hopkins
      401 North Broadway
      The Weinberg Building, Suite 1100
      Baltimore, Maryland 21231
      (410) 955-8822
      Martin D. Abeloff, M.D., Director
      Rhoda Alani, M.D.(Dermatology)
      Charles Balch, M.D.(surgical oncology)

      MASSACHUSETTS

      Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center
      Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
      44 Binney Street, Rm. 1628
      Boston, Massachusetts 02115
      (617) 632-4266
      Edward J. Benz, Jr., M.D.
      Rhoda Alani, M.D.(Dermatology)

      Center for Cancer Research
      Massachusetts Institute of Technology
      77 Massachusetts Avenue, Room E17-110
      Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139-4307
      (617) 253-8511
      Tyler Jacks, Ph.D., Director

      MICHIGAN

      Comprehensive Cancer Center
      University of Michigan
      6302 CGC/0942
      1500 East Medical Center Drive
      Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-0942
      (734) 936-1831
      Max S. Wicha, M.D., Director

      Karmanos Cancer Institute
      4100 John R, Detroit, Michigan 48201
      (800) KARMANOS (1-800-527-6266)
      Questions and Comments: [email protected]
      Wayne State University
      4100 John R
      Detroit, Michigan 48201
      John C. Ruckdeschel, M.D., Director

      MINNESOTA

      University of Minnesota Cancer Center
      MMC 806, 420 Delaware Street, S.E.
      Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455
      (612) 624-8484
      John H. Kersey, M.D., Director
      Bruce Peterson, MD

      Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
      Mayo Clinic Rochester
      200 First Street, S.W.
      Rochester, Minnesota 55905 
      (507) 284-3753
      Franklyn G. Prendergast, M.D., Ph.D., Director
      Bruce Peterson, MD

      MISSOURI

      Ellis Fischel Cancer Center
      University of Missouri Health Care
      115 Business Loop 70 W
      Columbia, MO 65203
      (573) 882-2100
      Charles W. Caldwell, M.D., Medical Director

      Siteman Cancer Center
      Washington University School of Medicine
      660 South Euclid Avenue, Campus Box 8109
      St. Louis, Missouri 63110 
      (314) 362-8020
      Timothy J. Eberlein, M.D., Director

      NEBRASKA

      University of Nebraska Medical Center
      Eppley Cancer Center
      600 South 42nd Street
      Omaha, Nebraska 68198-6805 
      (402) 559-4238
      Kenneth H. Cowan, M.D., Ph.D., Director

      NEW HAMPSHIRE

      Norris Cotton Cancer Center
      Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
      One Medical Center Drive, Hinman Box 7920
      Lebanon, New Hampshire 03756-0001
      (603) 653-9000
      Mark A. Israel, M.D., Director
      Melanoma Clinical Oncology Group
      Marc Ernstoff, M.D.

      NEW JERSEY

      The Cancer Institute of New Jersey
      Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
      Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
      195 Little Albany Street, Room 2002B
      New Brunswick, New Jersey 08903
      (732) 235-8064
      William N. Hait, M.D., Ph.D., Director

      The Cancer Center at the Hackensack University Medical Center
      Hackensack University Medical Plaza
      20 Prospect Ave., Suite 400
      Hackensack, NJ 07601
      (201) 996-5800
      Andrew Pecora, M.D., Chief Hem. Onc.

      NEW MEXICO

      UNM Cancer Research & Treatment Center
      MSC 08 4630
      1 University of New Mexico
      2325 Camino de Salud, NE
      Albuquerque, NM 87131
      (505) 272-5622
      Cheryl L. Willman, M.D., Director

      NEW YORK

      Cancer Research Center
      Albert Einstein College of Medicine
      Chanin Building, Room 209
      1300 Morris Park Avenue
      Bronx, New York 10461
      (718) 430-2302
      David Goldman, M.D., Director

      Roswell Park Cancer Institute
      Elm & Carlton Streets
      Buffalo, New York 14263-0001
      (716) 845-5772
      David C. Hohn, M.D., President & CEO
      Nathalie Zeitouni, MD (Dermatology)

      Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
      P.O. Box 100
      Cold Spring Harbor, New York 11724
      (516) 367-8383
      Bruce W. Stillman, Ph.D., Director

      NYU Cancer Institute
      New York University Medical Center
      550 First Avenue
      New York, New York 10016
      (212) 263-8950
      Steven J. Burakoff, M.D., Director

      Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
      1275 York Avenue
      New York, New York 10021
      (212) 639-2000 or (800) 525-2225
      Harold E. Varmus, M.D., President & CEO
      Allan Halpern, MD, Chief, Dermatology

      Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center
      Columbia University Medical Center
      1130 St. Nicholas Avenue
      11Suite 201
      New York, New York 10032
      (212) 851-4680
      Riccardo Dalla-Favera, M.D., Director

      James P. Wilmot Cancer Center
      University of Rochester Medical Center
      601 Elmwood Ave. Box 704
      Rochester NY 14642
      (866) 4-WILMOT
      (585) 275-5830

      Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center
      New York-Presbyterian Hospital
      161 Fort Washington Avenue
      11th Floor, Room 1153, New York, NY 10032
      (877) 697-9355 (1-877-NYP-WELL)
      (800) 227-2762 (Physician Referral)

      NORTH CAROLINA

      UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
      University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
      School of Medicine, CB-7295
      102 West Drive
      Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599-7295
      (919) 966-3036 Research
      Melanoma Program: 919-966-9164
      H. Shelton Earp, M.D.

      Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center
      Duke University Medical Center
      Box 3843
      Durham, North Carolina 27710
      (919) 684-5613
      H. Kim Lyerly, M.D., Director
      Dr. Michael Morse

      Comprehensive Cancer Center
      Wake Forest University
      Medical Center Boulevard
      Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27157-1082
      (336) 716-7971
      Frank M. Torti, M.D., Director

      Blumenthal Cancer Center
      1000 Blythe Blvd.
      Charlotte, NC 28203
      (704) 355-2884

      OHIO

      Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
      Case Western Reserve University
      11100 Euclid Ave., Wearn 151
      Cleveland, Ohio 44106-5065
      (216) 844-8562
      Stanton L. Gerson, M.D., Director

      Comprehensive Cancer Center
      Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital &
      Richard J. Solove Research Institute
      Ohio State University
      A458 Starling Loving Hall
      320 West 10th Avenue
      Columbus, Ohio 43210
      (614) 293-7521
      Michael A. Caligiuri, M.D., Director
      William Carson, M.D. Surgical Oncologist/Melanoma

      OREGON

      OHSU Cancer Institute
      Oregon Health & Science University
      3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Rd., CR145
      Portland, Oregon 97201-3098
      (503) 494-1617
      Grover C. Bagby, Jr., M.D., Director

      PENNSYLVANIA

      Abramson Cancer Center
      University of Pennsylvania
      16th Floor Penn Tower
      3400 Spruce Street
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-4283
      (215) 662-6065
      John H. Glick, M.D., Director
      DuPont Guerry, M.D., Oncology/Hematology

      The Wistar Institute
      3601 Spruce Street
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-4268
      (215) 898-3926
      Russel E. Kaufman, M.D., Director

      Fox Chase Cancer Center
      7701 Burholme Avenue
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19111
      (215) 728-2781
      Robert C. Young, M.D., President
      Stuart Lessin, M.D., Director of Dermatology

      Kimmel Cancer Center
      Thomas Jefferson University
      233 South 10th Street
      BLSB, Room 1050
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107-5799
      (215) 503-4645
      Renato Baserga, M.D., Director
      David Berd, M.D.

      University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute
      UPMC Cancer Pavilion
      5150 Centre Avenue, Suite 500
      Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15232
      (412) 623-3205
      Ronald B. Herberman, M.D., Director
      Sanjiv Agarwala, MD,
      John Kirkwood, MD

      St. Lukes Cancer Center
      Bethlehem, PA
      (866) 785-8537
      Dr. Lee Riley, Surgical Oncologist

      TENNESSEE

      St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
      332 North Lauderdale
      Memphis, Tennessee 38105-2794
      (901) 495-3982
      Michael B. Kastan, M.D., Ph.D., Director

      Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
      Vanderbilt University
      691 Preston Research Building
      Nashville, Tennessee 37232-6838
      (615) 936-1782
      Raymond N. DuBois, M.D., Ph.D., Director

      Drew-Meharry-Morehouse Consortium Cancer Center
      1005 D.B. Todd Blvd.
      Nashville, TN 37208
      (615) 327-6315

      TEXAS

      M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
      University of Texas
      1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Box 91
      Houston, Texas 77030
      (713) 792-2121
      John Mendelsohn, M.D., President

      San Antonio Cancer Institute
      University of Texas Health Science Center
      at San Antonio
      7703 Floyd Curl Drive, MSC 7772
      San Antonio, Texas 78229-3900
      (210) 567-2710
      Thomas J. Slaga, Ph.D., Interim Director

      University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
      5323 Harry Hines Blvd.
      Dallas, TX 75390
      (214) 648-3111
      (214) 648-7070

      UTAH

      Huntsman Cancer Institute
      University of Utah
      2000 Circle of Hope
      Salt Lake City, Utah 84112-5550
      (801) 585-3281
      Randall W. Burt, M.D., Interim Director

      VERMONT

      Vermont Cancer Center
      University of Vermont
      149 Beaumont Ave., HRSF326
      Burlington, Vermont 05405
      (802) 656-4414
      David W. Yandell, Sc.D., Director

      VIRGINIA

      Cancer Center
      University of Virginia, Health Sciences Center
      Jefferson Park Ave., Room 617E
      Charlottesville, Virginia 22908
      (434) 243-9926
      Michael J. Weber, Ph.D., Director
      John Hendrix, MD
      Kenneth Greer, MD

      Massey Cancer Center
      Virginia Commonwealth University
      P.O. Box 980037
      Richmond, Virginia 23298-0037
      (804) 828-0450
      Gordon D. Ginder, M.D.
      Professor of Medicine & Director
      John Roberts, MD, Oncology

      WASHINGTON

      Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
      P.O. Box 19024, D1-060
      Seattle, Washington 98109-1024
      (206) 667-4305
      Leland H. Hartwell, Ph.D., President & Director
      John Thompson, M.D. Oncology

      Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
      825 Eastlake Ave East
      P.O. Box 19023
      Seattle, WA 98109-1023
      (206) 288-SCCA
      David R. Byrd, M.D., Co-Director, Melanoma Clinic

      WISCONSIN

      Comprehensive Cancer Center
      University of Wisconsin
      600 Highland Ave., Rm. K4/610
      Madison, Wisconsin 53792-0001
      (608) 263-8610
      George Wilding, M.D., Director

      Source National Cancer Institute

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      I would think the E7080 trial would be a good idea but  the exclusion criteria includes

      "Melanoma of intracocular origin or brain or leptomenigeal metastases"

       

      If you read this thread there is someone who responds who has Brain Cancer and it worked wonders for them.

      http://www.melanoma.org/community/mpip-melanoma-patients-information-page/eisai-inc-e7080

       

      I would think if it works for brain cancer and it works for melanoma it would help people with metastatic melanoma to the brain.  Maybe there is some kind of exception or something. 

       

      ok so i just searched and found another E7080 trial but the exclusion criteria aren't as clear.  Here is the link.

      http://www.clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT00121680?term=E7080+AND+melanoma&rank=1

       

      sorry if neither of these work for you I just thought it would work because it worked on brain cancer.

      -pat

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      Participant

      I would think the E7080 trial would be a good idea but  the exclusion criteria includes

      "Melanoma of intracocular origin or brain or leptomenigeal metastases"

       

      If you read this thread there is someone who responds who has Brain Cancer and it worked wonders for them.

      http://www.melanoma.org/community/mpip-melanoma-patients-information-page/eisai-inc-e7080

       

      I would think if it works for brain cancer and it works for melanoma it would help people with metastatic melanoma to the brain.  Maybe there is some kind of exception or something. 

       

      ok so i just searched and found another E7080 trial but the exclusion criteria aren't as clear.  Here is the link.

      http://www.clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT00121680?term=E7080+AND+melanoma&rank=1

       

      sorry if neither of these work for you I just thought it would work because it worked on brain cancer.

      -pat

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